Fall Concert featuring guitarist Jordan Dodson
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Delaware Valley University
Life Sciences Building
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901
Thomas Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan
Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major “The Great”
Tickets: General Admission $18, Seniors $15, Students Free
Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has also received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today.
Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to venues such as (Le) Poisson Rouge (New York City), Roulette (Brooklyn), the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá), and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou (France).
An advocate for contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He currently performs in several New York City chamber ensembles, including Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and Contemporaneous.
In 2011, Mr. Dodson was one of two students selected to inaugurate the Curtis Institute of Music’s classical guitar studio, bringing to the school not only a new instrument, but also new repertoire and new possibilities for music-making. Curtis Dean John Mangan said Dodson fulfilled the school’s need for “ambassadors for the instrument and its repertoire who could create interest among their peers, along with a desire to collaborate.”
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Dodson started playing music at a young age. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He plays a Gary Lee guitar.
Directions to Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building
From Philadelphia – Take Route 309 North to Route 202 at Montgomeryville. Go north on Route 202 to Route 611. Go north on Route 611 to the State Street exit. Follow signs to Delaware Valley College. Turn left at New Britain Rd and next right into the Life Sciences Building parking lot. Or go past New Britain Rd. and turn left at the College entrance.
Going north or south on Route 611, take the bypass at Doylestown to the State Street exit, which is State Street and East Butler Avenue (old Route 202). Follow signs to the College. The entrance is at the second light on Butler Ave. Turn left on Student Center Drive and park in the lot behind the Student Center next to the Life Sciences Building side entrance.
Parking: The parking lots adjacent to the Life Sciences Building will be available for concert parking. In order to accommodate overflow, concert goers can use the University’s Main Entrance and park in the stadium parking lot, where a Bucks County Transport shuttle bus will be available from 7:00-8:30pm to take you to the Life Sciences Building (where the concert is being held) and return you to your vehicles after the concert.
Special Parking for seniors or for those needing assistance is located behind the Student Center at the side entrance to the Life Sciences Building.